Baltimore Orioles Top 5 Stolen Base Leaders of All-Time

BALTIMORE - MARCH 31: Brian Roberts
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Brian Roberts
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2. Brian Roberts, 278 Stolen Bases 

The second-most stolen bases in Baltimore Orioles history belong to their long-time second baseman of the 2000s, Brian Roberts.

Roberts had nine years in which he had double digits steals. This started with his rookie season in 2001.

From 2003 to 2010, Roberts saw those numbers climb from 23 to 50 in 2007, when he led the major leagues in steals and earned his second All-Star bid. His numbers would drop from there from 50 to 40 to 30 to 12 in 2010 when injuries made Roberts a part-time player for the Orioles.

Roberts was well-known for his speed in Baltimore, as he led the major leagues in doubles in 2004 and 2009. Throughout his Orioles career, he accumulated a .278/.349/.412 line with 92 home runs, 35 triples, 351 doubles, 1452 hits, 810 runs scored and 521 runs batted in.

Despite his substantial offensive numbers throughout his career, the defensive metrics didn’t always seem him as a good defender. His dWAR was above 1 for three years in his career, 2003, 2005 and 2006.

As Oriole fans begrudgingly know, Roberts never played in the playoffs during his time in Baltimore. His time with the team came during the ‘dark period’ in which the Orioles failed to make the playoffs for 14 straight years.

Roberts finished his career in New York with the Yankees, where he played in 91 games in 2014.